One of those jokes, an Inquirer reporter said, was directed at her - and it was about the #MeToo movement. However, in what some may be calling a publicity stunt, Cosby traveled back to his old Philadelphia stomping grounds and enjoyed an Italian dinner this week at a restaurant called La Veranda. The dinner was for Cosby, his publicist and members of the media they invited, and "was a decidedly odd affair", the Inquirer reporters wrote.
Jurors couldn't agree the first time around whether to accept a woman's story that "America's Dad", Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted her over a decade ago.
In June, 2017, a jury failed to reach a verdict in the case of whether Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple University women's basketball employee Andrea Constand, resulting in a mistrial.More news: Meryl Streep: 'Oprah is serious about presidential bid'
Cosby's new trial was supposed to begin in November but was delayed until this spring so his new legal team could get up to speed.
In Cosby's first trial, jury selection was moved to Pittsburgh over defence fears that widespread publicity could make it hard to find unbiased jurors in the Philadelphia area. She said that they never had a romantic relationship, and that she had rebuffed his previous advances toward her. Cosby said the encounter was consensual. Cosby was only charged in Constand's case.
As the #MeToo movement gained momentum, the accused lost jobs, TV shows, book deals and a Senate seat.More news: Amid Fallout Over Racist Comments, Trump Pledges To Fight For MLK's Dream
Constand's lawyer said she was floored to hear Cosby's comment about the #MeToo movement.
That reputation was slowly torn to pieces as dozens of women came forward, beginning in 2014, and accused him of sexual misconduct.
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